Friday 17 August 1973

I pulled the bird table to pieces it had rotted very badly, I am going to make a new one. Sheila took Roger to Butlins at Clacton, Alan was not too well, she brought him home and Roger came back with E & his dad by train on the Saturday.


For details of bird tables grandad made, see Chapter 109.

Sheila refers to my mother Sheila May Drew nee Parkin. Roger refers to me, Alan refers to my brother Alan Charles Drew and E refers to my sister Elizabeth (Liz) Mary Tidy nee Drew. After mum and dad had split up, grandad no longer referred to him by name but as “his [or their] dad“. In this case, dad had taken Liz and Alan to Butlin’s in Clacton and I replaced Alan as he was ill , see Chapter 106.

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